Search Results: "Catherine Anholt"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A celebration for families of all sizes and configurations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Catherine And Laurence Anholt's Big Book Of Families (32 pp.; $16.99; Nov.; 0-7636-0323-6): Bursting with the boisterous business of family life, this volume from the Anholts is "big" on activity. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Not as emotionally engaging as readers might desire, but solid and well-told. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After discovering that her mother, Catherine Eversole Price, had not died, as her father told her, but instead deserted the family and then disappeared, 17-year-old Chelsea Price goes on a quest to find out what happened to her. Read full book review >

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GOOD DAYS BAD DAYS by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1991

"Good for discussion with a lapsitter or a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A wholesome look at a nuclear family of five in a wide range of activities grouped as opposites: work, play; happy, sad; dull, fun; etc. The cheerful, not-too-obtrusive message is that sun does follow rain, both literally and metaphorically, and that each has its appropriate role. Read full book review >

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AREN'T YOU LUCKY! by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Unusually sensible and sympathetic; the deftly drawn illustrations nicely reflect the text's warmth. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The author of When I Was a Baby (1989) takes a realistic look at becoming a big sister, covering familiar ground as the narrator waits for the new arrival, discovers that the baby isn't much fun and gets lots of attention, and finally grows into appreciation of the title's sentiment when she discovers that she really can help with her little brother. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE AND THE NEW BABY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"This is no Julius, the Baby of the World (1990), but it does accurately portray the waiting and subsequent adjustments that accompany this familiar event. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Anholts team up to present Sophie, who faces a common big-sibling dilemma. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

Simian twins Chimp and Zee return, bounding out of bed and into a birthday mini-adventure. Read full book review >

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COME BACK, JACK! by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"The relevant rhymes are included on the endpapers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jack can't read yet; still, he loves books so much that he slips right inside one, leading his older sister, who follows, a merry chase as he becomes one ``Jack'' after another. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Good-humored and appealing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After Dad reads them the story of Noah's Ark, Minnie and Max are off to bed, along the way pretending to be a pair of one kind of animal after another. Read full book review >

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KIDS by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"(Picture book. 3-7)"
In spritely verse and lively pen-and-watercolor illustrations, an exuberant survey of kids' diversity: ``Slow kids, quick kids, healthy kids, sick kids/Smooth kids, hairy kids, cute kids, scary kids.'' The contents of a typical pocket; a count-down of kids hiding (``...six in a box,/Five behind curtains, four behind clocks...''); what nasty kids are like (``They tell you lies, they spoil your games''), and nice ones (``They make you laugh, they hold your hand'')—with the same tots pictured for both; things kids make and do; fears, secrets, dreams, and wishes: an imaginative compilation with a dozen characters to follow from scene to scene and dozens of entertaining details to discover. Read full book review >

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HARRY’S HOME by Catherine Anholt
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2000

"Harry and Grandad are an irresistible duo. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This enchanting story about a city boy who goes to visit Grandad on the farm teaches children about the concept of "home," showing that while each person's (or animal's) home might be different, each is special and precious to its inhabitants. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE CERTITUDE by Patrick Modiano
Released: July 1, 2001

"Not for every child, and, indeed, not for every adult. It's not exactly as if Dostoyevsky had turned to writing Mother Goose rhymes, but the darkness is there—and so is the brilliance."
A beguiling children's story—well, after a fashion, anyway—by the latest winner of the Nobel Prize in literature (Suspended Sentences, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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CATHERINE DE MEDICI by Leonie Frieda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2005

"Persuasive rehabilitation of Catherine, not as a nice woman, but as a shrewd leader who did what she had to."
Scholarly but lively biography of the Italian-born queen who ruled France as regent during 30 years of bitter religious warfare. Read full book review >